On most days the lunch stop for all groups apart from the Affogato Group is at the same location. This is designed to create a focus point for the riders, to let riders change groups if they wish and to enable us all to spend some social time together.

If you find the ride you are on is just that little bit too fast for you, then the next day (or at the lunch stop) simply drop down a group. If you do drop down a group for an easier ride, remember it is an easy day, don’t start mixing it up at the front!

The Cappuccino, Café Latte and Affogato groups will operate on a No Drop basis – the guide will endeavour to keep the group together all day.

The Espresso and Americano groups will generally have a No Drop policy, but as things sometimes get a little heated in the last 20km, it’s advisable to be aware of your surroundings and make sure you know the way back into the resort should you be slightly ‘distanced’. If you are feeling tired, then consider dropping down a group at the lunch stop.

All groups will wait for mechanicals and punctures.